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Phil LeBeau

CNBC Auto and Airline Industry Reporter

Phil LeBeau is a CNBC auto and airline industry reporter based at the network's Chicago bureau. He is also editor of the Behind the Wheel section on CNBC.com.

LeBeau has reported one-hour documentaries for the network, including "Dreamliner: Inside the World's Most Anticipated Airplane," "Ford: Rebuilding an American Icon" and "Saving General Motors" and "Failure to Recall: Investigating GM."

Prior to joining CNBC, LeBeau served as a media relations specialist for Van Kampen Funds in Oak Brook Terrace, Ill., and was instrumental in implementing an initiative to communicate the company's mutual fund and investment practices to the public and the press. While at Van Kampen, LeBeau held a Series 6 license.

Previously, he held general assignment reporting positions at KCNC-TV, the CBS affiliate in Denver, and KAKE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Wichita, Kan. LeBeau began his career as a field producer at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, where he wrote, produced and researched consumer stories. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism with a bachelor's degree in journalism and broadcasting.

Follow Phil LeBeau on Twitter @Lebeaucarnews.

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  • Chrysler's Turnaround Goes Under the Radar Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 10:20 AM ET

    As most of us focus on GM paying off its remaining loans to the U.S. And Canadian government, few are paying attention to Detroit's other troubled automaker.

  • After Repayment, GM Drives Toward Going Public Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 10:36 AM ET
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    Few at GM will admit it in the open. Heck, they don't even like to talk about it. But make no mistake, GM is moving to have an initial public offering. It's still too early to project when it will be, but I have little doubt it will happen this year.

  • Toyota Recalls More, While GM Repays More Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 5:03 PM ET

    It might be a stretch to say GM and Toyota are going in different directions, but Monday was the clearest sign yet these two automakers find themselves in completely different places than they have in the past.

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